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Stars Whose Deaths Will Shatter You

I’ll probably be messed up for days when Morgan Freeman dies.

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by Anonymousreply 34508/02/2020

Ray Davis and Stephen Stills will hurt, probably age me.

by Anonymousreply 107/22/2020

Cher and Madge

by Anonymousreply 207/22/2020

I will be in mourning for months when Betty White and Carol Burnett go

by Anonymousreply 307/22/2020

Sidney Poitier.

I've only seen a couple of his movies, but he's such an elegant man and even though he's really old, it will still be a tragedy.

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Liza, even though one wakes up every day expecting it.

by Anonymousreply 707/22/2020

Stephen Sondheim and Queen Elizabeth II

by Anonymousreply 807/22/2020

Suzanne Somers, Miss Kay Lenz and god forbid, Elizabeth Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 907/22/2020

Joanna Lumley

by Anonymousreply 1007/22/2020

R4 is in the "duh" category of prospective grief.

by Anonymousreply 1107/22/2020

Smokey Robinson

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Julie Andrews

Catherine O'Hara

by Anonymousreply 1307/22/2020

Miss Ross, the Boss.

by Anonymousreply 1407/22/2020

R11, I celebrate when you die, bitch

by Anonymousreply 1507/22/2020

Carroll Baker. Sigh. Now almost 90!

Who will be left from the original Actors Studio crowd?

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Meryl Streep

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Maggie Smith

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Robert Wagner, Kirk Douglas, Myrna Loy.

by Anonymousreply 1907/22/2020

I can't imagine that the death of anyone who I've never met and whose life is so far removed from my own would ever "shatter" me.

I can imagine wailing and carrying on about someone who didn't even know my name.

by Anonymousreply 2007/22/2020

I'm gonna be a mess when Whitney goes.

by Anonymousreply 2107/22/2020

Olivia de Havilland. Who will be the target of all our "You're old!" jokes when she passes?

by Anonymousreply 2207/22/2020

I have nothing to contribute.

I'll wait for the "Stars Whose Death Will Make You Say "Good Riddance" thread.

by Anonymousreply 2307/22/2020

Donald J Trump

by Anonymousreply 2407/22/2020

Get a big whiff of Miss r20...

by Anonymousreply 2507/22/2020

Dorothy Faye, who was the hit of all of Europe and Cannes, but was not well SOLD in this COUNTRY.

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by Anonymousreply 2607/22/2020

Ah, Miss Dunaway. That's a star.

by Anonymousreply 2707/22/2020

My pick is ineffable. I can't bear to speak it, lest I jinx it.

by Anonymousreply 2807/22/2020

Okay Mr. Takes Everything Literally R20, how about someone who you’ll just be sad to see go? Is your heart so cold that you were never sad when someone famous whose work you enjoyed died? Maybe John Candy? Whitney Houston? Bea Arthur? Aretha Franklin? You’re only moved by people’s deaths when you knew them personally?

by Anonymousreply 2907/22/2020

Ronnie Spector

by Anonymousreply 3007/22/2020

None. Couldn’t care less about any of them.

by Anonymousreply 3107/22/2020

Tony Bennett. Damn, I’ll be *fucked up* when he goes.

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Hate to break it to some of you, but several of these people are already dead: Liz Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Myrna Loy, Whitney Houston.

by Anonymousreply 3307/22/2020

Lohan. She reminds me of Linda Blair at the end of the exorcist.

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Tina Turner.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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Barbra, Liza, Cher, Bette.

Of the four, I guess Bette probably wouldn't shatter me. I love her; she's great. I would be shocked and surprised but not shattered. But the other three...yeah, they would be earth-shattering.

by Anonymousreply 3707/22/2020

Barbra's dog is planning on cloning Babs. It will be fine.

by Anonymousreply 3807/22/2020

Not Steve Urkel but definitely his alter-ego Stefan Urquelle.

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[quote]Olivia de Havilland. Who will be the target of all our "You're old!" jokes when she passes?

Oh, you poor, naive fool. I'm immortal. I shall laugh at your death!

by Anonymousreply 4007/22/2020

Dolly Parton

Stephen King

Betty White will not shatter me but I will be pretty upset.

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Evita, she was supposed to be immortal.

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Dame Angela Lansbury

Betty White

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Bruce Springsteen.

by Anonymousreply 4607/22/2020

The next Glee Star, as the curse is claiming each one in ever more elaborate and complicated situations.

by Anonymousreply 4707/22/2020

Please R33

[bold] Say it Ain’t So [/bold] ❗️

by Anonymousreply 4807/22/2020

Unless it's Lea, of course.

by Anonymousreply 4907/22/2020

Please R33

[bold] Say it Ain’t So [/bold] ❗️

by Anonymousreply 5007/22/2020

Paul McCartney

Mick Jagger

Betty White

Queen Elizabeth II

Honestly, I do not think I would be " shattered" by their deaths just sad

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Megan Mullaly

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I once thought it was Toni Morrison, but then she went and died and while I was sad, I was nowhere near as shattered as I thought I’d be. She’s alive in my bookcase. Which is as close as I ever was to knowing her anyway. Maybe as close as one COULD be...idk. I’m drunk.

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Tammy Cruise

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Kate Bush

The Ninth Wave opened me up to a world of music beyond the top 40 when I was 16, leading me to Danielle Dax, Dead Can Dance, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Cocteau Twins, and more

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Dolly, of course.

Willie Nelson.

Thought I would lose it when Tom Petty died, but I’m still in denial and haven’t mourned him yet.

Steven Soderbergh

Ted Danson. He’s such a sweet man (have seen him at the Ojai Valley Inn and he’s the sweetest)


by Anonymousreply 5607/22/2020

I hadn't recovered from Chuck Berry's death when Little Richard died. Now I'm just hibernating until the shock wears off.

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Jenner or Minogue?

I'll weep for our little disco queen, but I fear for the ozone when that self proclaimed billionaire whore dies.

by Anonymousreply 5807/22/2020

If another one of The Beatles dies, part of my world will die with them. Long live George, Paul & John. RIP Ringo.

When Joan Jett died I was quite sad. My older sister loved her a lot when we were younger. Joan was a junkie for a long time. She survived longer than most. My sister had her struggles with that too. So I guess it just made me sad. I don't like her music that much, but I remember it booming up from the basement.

I remember when we lost Donna Murphy. I cried. She was a great Broadway star who deserved much greater recognition. That kind of cancer is so insidious. RIP Donna.

Liza Mary Presley found Elvis with a needle still in his arm - down in the jungle room. When she killed herself, it wasn't such a surprise. Sad though.

by Anonymousreply 5907/22/2020

Joan Jett isn't dead.

by Anonymousreply 6007/22/2020

But R59's brain is.

by Anonymousreply 6107/22/2020

Not a “star” but a certain member of a Royal Family who is in her 90s. I’ll be gutted.

by Anonymousreply 6207/22/2020

Paul and Ringo.

by Anonymousreply 6307/22/2020

Ringo died in 2003. Lung cancer. The other 3 Beatles are hanging in, all getting close to 70 years old!

by Anonymousreply 6407/22/2020

[quote] Olivia de Havilland. Who will be the target of all our "You're old!" jokes when she passes?

106 year old Norman Lloyd.

by Anonymousreply 6507/22/2020

R55 The Ninth Wave saved my life.

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Willie Nelson

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What is happening with R59?

And who is Liza Mary Presley?

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Patti Labelle

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[quote]Ringo died in 2003. Lung cancer. The other 3 Beatles are hanging in, all getting close to 70 years old.

You mean John Lennon wasn't murdered! I am shocked. Where is he hiding out?

by Anonymousreply 7007/22/2020

He's hiding out with Elvis

by Anonymousreply 7107/22/2020

[quote]R27 Ah, Miss Dunaway. That's a star.

For the baby gays who don’t know why we’ll mourn - -

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Sting, Joan Jett, Michael J. Fox, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Keanu Reeves, Ann Wilson, Paul McCartney, Henry Rollins, Jamie Lee Curtis.

by Anonymousreply 7307/22/2020

R59 was trying to be funny...or he's having a stroke.

by Anonymousreply 7407/22/2020

I still miss Prince.

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Michael J. Fox


Dick Van Dyke

Carol Burnett

Bob Newhart


Robert Redford

by Anonymousreply 7607/22/2020

I still miss Patty Duke and Joan Rivers.

I don't really miss most celebrities, but Patty and Joan were big losses.

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Bob Dylan

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I would think that by the time of Michael J. Fox’s death and what he will go through many would see it as a thankful release and be happy he passed rather than shattered.

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Yes, if Michael J Fox or Christopher Reeve ever die, we will celebrate their spirit and bravery, but be grateful that their suffering is over.

by Anonymousreply 8007/22/2020

I still miss Johnny Carson.

by Anonymousreply 8107/22/2020

Johnny Carson was supposed to be a mean, unhappy drunk who hit his wives.


by Anonymousreply 8207/22/2020

I just said I missed him, I didn't say I wanted to marry him.

by Anonymousreply 8307/22/2020

[R1], [R41], great choices. I’ll also be gutted when Ray Davies and Stephen King go.

Add Keith Richards. Not only because I adore him, but if I outlive him, it’ll just be me and the cockroaches.

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Clive Barker

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Streisand. Legend.

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If anything bad happens to Tom Hanks or George Clooney I will be worthless. I love them. I love Denzel. Seriously. And Sidney Poitier. And Harrison Ford. And please don't let Barbra die! OR Robert Redford. And Jane Fonda. I love her. Cher will make me sad, but Gloria Steinem will destroy me.

by Anonymousreply 8707/22/2020

Even now, I miss Robin Williams.

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Alex Trebeck, David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd), Howard Stern, Judge Judy.

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Joan Baez Patti Smith.

by Anonymousreply 9007/22/2020

If Elizabeth Kubler Ross dies before me, I will grieve forever more.

by Anonymousreply 9107/22/2020

Stephen Colbert. He makes me happy and that's not easy to do.

by Anonymousreply 9207/22/2020

Paul McCartney and Linda Ronstadt, like a few others have said. They have been within the soundtrack of my life since i was born, and i've seen McCartney in concert twice = both in top 5 of my favorite concerts ever.

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Neil Diamond

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Linda Ronstadt

Jackson Browne

Brian Wilson

Bruce Springsteen

Ronnie Spector

Diana Ross

by Anonymousreply 9507/22/2020

Keanu - Angel on earth

by Anonymousreply 9607/22/2020

R91 she passed away years ago.

by Anonymousreply 9707/22/2020

Okay some folks need to check the google before they post.

It’s difficult to say because I’ve been surprised by the ones that effected me so far. Prince, Whitney, Bowie. I love them but didn’t know I’d be effected by them dying.

I’m going to say Dolly Parton, Oprah, Mariah.

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Yo Yo Ma

by Anonymousreply 9907/22/2020

[quote]Okay some folks need to check the google before they post.

I assumed the person posting knew these people had died and was trying to be funny. I could be wrong.

by Anonymousreply 10007/22/2020

I miss my father in law who was 6 times my age! I can't imagine ever dying, I'm just so young.

by Anonymousreply 10107/22/2020

Eddie Vedder

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Our sun, but more sizzled than shattered.

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When I really think about it, Bob Dylan.

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Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson will be hard, and they're not that far off.

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Helen Lawson

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Kathie Lee Gifford

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When Regis died and Kathy Lee Gifford sang Danny Boy at his funeral - I gained a whole new respect for her. Of course Kelly wasn't there.

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Thanks for giving me a heart attack, R110. I really like Regis. I had to check wikipedia and breathed a sigh of relief when I find out he's still alive.

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Phil Donahue. I love him.

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Marlo Thomas

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R113 well if she goes before Phil I’ll feel bad for HIM.

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Paul Simon.

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Diana Ross

Gladys Knight

by Anonymousreply 11607/22/2020

I knew a certain little person who thought she was a star but I can't say her death shattered me, she had it comming.

by Anonymousreply 11707/23/2020

Bill de Blasio.

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Dr. Phil

by Anonymousreply 11907/23/2020

I can't imagine Streisand dead. She's just been part of scene forever. I think it would be appropriate if she were to lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol so that the entire nation could collectively mourn. What do you think?

by Anonymousreply 12007/23/2020

^^Well, I suppose the Capitol would be more appropriate than if Streisand were to lie in state in what remains of a hollowed out former Baskin & Robbins storefront in her mall.

by Anonymousreply 12107/23/2020

r120 Babs, will your casket be white?

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R18 Yes, and [Dame] Vanessa Redgrave (though she has messed up so many things already in her life, she still prevails!)

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Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones

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Eric Clapton, Robert Redford, Obama.

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Olivia de Haviland but thankfully she is so young.

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I just hope god takes Cagney and Lacey at the same time, because I can’t imagine a world where there is one without the other.

by Anonymousreply 12807/23/2020

The Liza Mary Presley troll needs new shtick. His first reply was decent enough, but it's been diminishing returns ever since.

by Anonymousreply 12907/23/2020

Jane Fonda

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I was bereft when Joan Rivers died. The emotion took me by complete surprise. I always loved her but I wasn’t a fanatic. Just thought she was very funny and clever.

She died almost a year to the day of my mom. Took me a while to realize it was really about mourning my mom. She was a lot like Joan—fancy, smart, funny, fashion-focused, highly critical. No plastic surgery, though.

Since realizing that, when I miss my mom I often tune into a Joan Rivers interview on YouTube. Makes me feel better.

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I was sad over Joan too. It seemed she had so much more to give, she wasn't done yet. Underneath that bitch persona she was a kind and grateful person, I wish we'd seen more of that Joan.

by Anonymousreply 13307/23/2020

Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Tom Hanks.

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Joan Collins and Dolly Parton

by Anonymousreply 13507/23/2020

Another vote for Dolly!

by Anonymousreply 13607/23/2020

Some of you people need to get a grip, and get a life, and pull yourselves together!!

by Anonymousreply 13707/23/2020

You realize the irony of your comment/commenting in this thread, right R137?

by Anonymousreply 13807/23/2020

Also Goldie Hawn love that woman

by Anonymousreply 13907/23/2020

Bruce Vilanch

by Anonymousreply 14007/23/2020

Joan Rivers was murdered. She was killed just a few weeks after revealing publicly that Michelle Obama is MTF trans.

by Anonymousreply 14107/23/2020

Kate Jackson, Joni Mitchell

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Bruce Jenner

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Wendy Williams Oprah Janet Madge Kylie

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Jennifer Aniston and any friends cast member

by Anonymousreply 14507/23/2020

Judge Judy. Please, God, NO!

by Anonymousreply 14607/23/2020

I’m just hoping for a Friends revival for a tragic accident to happen on set and take them out all at once.

by Anonymousreply 14707/23/2020

I was in tears the day that Barbara Cook died. Not so much for Barbara, who had grown old and become infirm, but for the rest of us and for the culture in which we live. Madonna can go any time she wants. No tears.

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Sorry OP - Freeman is already dead to some of us

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I love Morgan Freeman too but hearing that about him and his niece gave me a gross feeling .. Knowing he was a perverted old man kinda ruined him for me

by Anonymousreply 15007/23/2020

Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Bernard Sumner and George RR Martin (especially if he hasn’t finished the series by then!)

by Anonymousreply 15107/23/2020

R132 This site is going to have a collective meltdown when LiZa and Barbra go.

by Anonymousreply 15207/23/2020

R148, Barbara's son had her apartment listed in less than a month after she died.

Seemed a bit disrespectful.

by Anonymousreply 15307/23/2020

[quote] Some of you people need to get a grip, and get a life, and pull yourselves together!!

And choose better celebrities to hyperventilate over. Tom Hanks?

by Anonymousreply 15407/23/2020

Unless you know them, who gives a shit. Would they care if you died? Nope.

by Anonymousreply 15507/23/2020

[quote]Judge Judy. Please, God, NOW!


by Anonymousreply 15607/23/2020

Stephen Sondheim and John Kander. It'll really be the end of an era.

by Anonymousreply 15707/23/2020

R155 It’s because of what their deaths represent. For me, I wasn’t alive during “Beatlemania” but I am a huge fan of the Beatles and their solo work. When Paul McCartney dies, it will mark the end of a certain period of time. For those who lived through the entire career of the Beatles, it would likely be even more poignant. And of course it’s a reminder of our own imminent demise.

Practically speaking, it also means the end of the creative output of that person. John Lennon was killed at age 40. Anyone living back then who was a fan of his music had to come to terms with the fact that there would be no new Lennon music.

by Anonymousreply 15807/23/2020

R150 But she was ripe.

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Liza and Barbra who?

by Anonymousreply 16007/23/2020

R153, he needed special care and I assume the estate was set up so he and/or his trustee could access funds quickly. In a normal situation I'd agree with you, but I suspect Barbara had been planning for the inevitable for a long time and they didn't need to wait to put the place on the market.

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Betty White

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What special care does Cook's son need?

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Stephen King


3 filmmakers: Brian DePalma (even though he hasn't made a good film in years), Pedro Almodóvar & Zhang Yimou

Stephen Colbert

If I can include people in politics & news commentary: Rachel Maddow

and of course Obama

by Anonymousreply 16407/23/2020

R163, ignore me, I have him confused with someone else. I'd thought Adam LeGrant had a degenerative disease but I'm wrong, should have gone to Google first.

by Anonymousreply 16507/23/2020

[quote] I was in tears the day that Barbara Cook died. Not so much for Barbara, who had grown old and become infirm, but for the rest of us and for the culture in which we live.


by Anonymousreply 16607/23/2020

That's okay, R166. I cried through the television coverage of Jacqueline Onassis's funeral, too. She was the last connection this country had to civility and to graciousness and to a way of life that is not mired in the fucking gutter of capitalism and fame.

We lost an enormous amount when we lost Cook and Jackie O.

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[quote]R107 Helen Lawson

Awww... that ole battleaxe’ll never die.

She’s got those solid brass lungs that’ll serve as ventilators. And I hear she’s trying out something called “Beat the Tide!” in New Haven right now. (It’s about a woman who inherits a swim team, or a rowing team, or something.)

by Anonymousreply 16807/23/2020

[quote]R153 Barbara's son had her apartment listed in less than a month after she died. Seemed a bit disrespectful.

Maybe she set that in motion herself before she went, as part of her estate planning.

Who knows?

by Anonymousreply 16907/23/2020

Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Hold on gurl, WE NEED YOU!

by Anonymousreply 17007/23/2020

[quote]R161 he needed special care and I assume the estate was set up so he and/or his trustee could access funds quickly.

Oh my. What was the problem, there?

by Anonymousreply 17107/23/2020

I couldn't care less about Madonna, but Cher is definitely my top pick. I've been a fan my whole life.

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Mavis Staples, Dan Rather, Alex Trebek, Tim Gunn

by Anonymousreply 17307/23/2020

R170 is correct. If Ruth Bader Ginsburgh dies we are all fucked.

by Anonymousreply 17407/23/2020

Probably controversial choice for our community but. . .

RuPaul Andre Charles

I know I will be fucked up when he goes (assuming I survive him).

He's only a month older than me and we were actually hanging out in the same places in New York around the same time but I never noticed him. There were a lot of drugs happening in my life at that time. I wouldn't have noticed a pink elephant on the dance floor or dancing on the bar.

by Anonymousreply 17507/23/2020

I saw this footage the other day and it made me think how long RuPaul has been living with a house in Virginia.

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Judi Dench Maggie Smith Queen Elizabeth Michael Caine

by Anonymousreply 17707/23/2020

Stevie Wonder!

I'm the first to mention him?? What??

by Anonymousreply 17807/23/2020

I love Stevie but I don't know if I will feel any type of way when he goes.

Like I said in another post, I was surprised when Whitney, Prince and Bowie's deaths had me knocked over.

by Anonymousreply 17907/23/2020

R93 Same. Paul gets so much grief but he’s stunning live. Three hours with no break - every song iconic.

by Anonymousreply 18007/23/2020

Cher and Meryl Streep for sure. But when Madonna dies I really will lose it. Yeah, she's batshit crazy these days but her music and larger than life personality have always been there for me, telling me that I was okay as a little gay boy in high school, hiding my orientation behind football pads, girls and beer.

by Anonymousreply 18107/23/2020

R181 “Football Pads, Girls and Beer” should be the title of your coming out memoir, I’d definitely read it.

by Anonymousreply 18207/23/2020

Nice that she's been an inspiration. But her personality has never been anything other than grating.

by Anonymousreply 18307/23/2020

[quote] “Football Pads, Girls and Beer” should be the title of your coming out memoir, I’d definitely read it.

LOL . . . I'll definitely take it under advisement, R182.

[quote]Nice that she's been an inspiration. But her personality has never been anything other than grating.

To you perhaps. Isn't it fantastic how we can all have our very own opinions?

by Anonymousreply 18407/23/2020

[Quote] Isn't it fantastic how we can all have our very own opinions?

And how we deny facts in the name of hero worship...

by Anonymousreply 18507/23/2020

(R181) Well said.

by Anonymousreply 18607/23/2020

[quote]her personality has never been anything other than grating.

And her music, even worse.

by Anonymousreply 18707/23/2020

Who gives a rat's fart about Morgan Freeman?

by Anonymousreply 18807/23/2020

I was upset when Lou Reed died.

Leonard Cohen too.

I'll lose it when Bob Dylan, Joan Baez or Patti Smith go.

by Anonymousreply 18907/23/2020

(R181) (R187) Live to Tell. Lyrics by Madonna. A message to gay boys with secrets, lies, and passion. Telling/coming out. Worked for me. And she's in particularly good voice.

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John Butler

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She's been dead for 15 years. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 19207/23/2020

Someone's been triggered.

by Anonymousreply 19307/23/2020

Yes, his name is MATT.

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by Anonymousreply 19507/23/2020

MATT, I'll be shattered when you die....NOT!

by Anonymousreply 19607/23/2020

Olivia Newton-John

by Anonymousreply 19707/23/2020

Second Olivia, she's not doing well, reportedly.

by Anonymousreply 19807/23/2020

No love for Barbara Walters?

by Anonymousreply 19907/23/2020

You mean BaBa don't you?

by Anonymousreply 20007/23/2020

I was sad when Barbara died, but more for her legacy than her humorless and self aggrandizing personality. They didn't even do more than a 15 minute segment on The View. ABC is planning a special retrospective to air in September. Barbara did get a great fantastic send off when she retired. It's not sad that she died during the pandemic. Her daughter and Walters were estranged and few would attend a grand service. Barbara Walters was toilet trained socially - but not many really liked her. Judgy Judy and Cindy Adams. Even Joan Rivers only tolerated her, though she attended her dinner parties.

My mom always calls Barbara Walters a spider woman. She was kind of creepy. An accomplished life she had, but it wasn't a big deal when she died. Everyone remembers she sided with Trump in his feud with Rosie. And Roy Cohn. Good Riddance Barbara.

by Anonymousreply 20107/23/2020

I died? My assistant didn't tell me.

by Anonymousreply 20207/23/2020

Can't believe no one has said mine...the GOAT of musical theater, Bernadette Peters.

by Anonymousreply 20307/23/2020

Also can't believe it took 103 responses to get the Sun. You bitches are slipping.

by Anonymousreply 20407/23/2020

Definitely Diana Ross

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[quote] I cried through the television coverage of Jacqueline Onassis's funeral, too. She was the last connection this country had to civility and to graciousness and to a way of life that is not mired in the fucking gutter of capitalism and fame.

You're claiming this for someone who accepted a $1 million bribe (which was a lot of money in the 1950s) from her father-in-law not to divorce her first husband, and who then years later married Aristotle Onassis, whom she never loved, for his money.

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R202, At least you outlived Cha Cha.

by Anonymousreply 20707/23/2020

I will feel the death of James Earl Jones exponentially more than Morgan Freeman.

by Anonymousreply 20807/23/2020

Yes, R208, James Earl Jones.

William Shatner

George Takei

Ian McKellan

Patrick Stewart

Angela Lansbury

by Anonymousreply 20907/23/2020

No Betty Lynn?

by Anonymousreply 21007/23/2020

I don't know who that is, R210. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 21107/23/2020

Pussy Willow

by Anonymousreply 21207/23/2020

Yes Angela Lansbury will be a tough one.

For me, Tyne Daly would be rough.

I'm thinking more for stage than tv although I did work with her on The Nanny and she is a wonderful lovely human being. She's as lovely as you'd expect her to be.

by Anonymousreply 21307/23/2020

All of the tv lez actors: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daily, Jane Curtain, Susan St James, Mary from Eight is Enough deviatated me).

by Anonymousreply 21407/23/2020

They all had big hands, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 21507/23/2020

Mel Brooks. With his best friend Carl Reiner gone, I think Mel might be ready to let go. Secure the perimeter!

by Anonymousreply 21607/23/2020

R209 watches too much TV.

by Anonymousreply 21707/23/2020

Whereas R211 doesn't watch enough.

by Anonymousreply 21807/23/2020

Alex Trebek

by Anonymousreply 21907/23/2020

The Queen, of course.

George Chakiris


Eric Burdon

by Anonymousreply 22007/23/2020

None. I really don't care about any of them.

by Anonymousreply 22107/23/2020

Lady Eyes-a-Buggin'

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None as well. I can be a fan and not feel like I somehow know a person. That said, Robin Williams' suicide really affected me mostly because no one except his family really suspected he would do that. It just seemed so very sad and I felt like the world really lost a good soul when he died.

by Anonymousreply 22307/23/2020

R124 Fuck yes. I love Zeppelin so much. After The Beatles, they are it for me.

by Anonymousreply 22407/23/2020

Julie Andrews. I grew up listening to Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, and later, Victor/Victoria. An era will end.

by Anonymousreply 22507/23/2020

Paul and Ringo.

Simon and Garfunkel

by Anonymousreply 22607/23/2020

May Belline.

by Anonymousreply 22707/23/2020

OJN has been dying for so many years that I don’t see shattering happening, more likely people saying “Wait didn’t she die years ago?”

by Anonymousreply 22807/23/2020

I fear the rampage her daughter will go on in the aftermath of her death.

by Anonymousreply 22907/23/2020

Dennis Quaid. Cute fella when he was young. Too bad he go into drugs. I hope he's stopped.

by Anonymousreply 23007/23/2020

R106, I agree.

I think it sounds corny and / pompous to say someone is an American treasure, but I think those two really are American treasures.

by Anonymousreply 23107/23/2020

Sean Connery

by Anonymousreply 23207/23/2020

I was deeply affected by Audrey Hepburn's death.

by Anonymousreply 23307/23/2020

When Heath Ledger died, I was terribly upset and sad. A friend said he just didn't understand that since I personally didn't know Heath. I said I was sad because of the great enjoyment I got out of Heath's performances plus the fact that he was so young and had such a great future ahead of him. As gay as it sounds, I will be terribly and deeply sad when Barbra Streisand passes. That voice had given me so much joy. I'll also miss Liza very much. I watched these two on TV starting back in the early 60s and I feel like I've grown up with them. My respect and love of their performances know no bounds. When people say that others are stupid for mourning the loss of a famous person, they really are sort of clueless as to the reasons behind it.

by Anonymousreply 23407/23/2020

When Dean Martin dies my mother will be devastated. I don't follow him but he can't be well. He hasn't performed in a while. But he's still seen out at dinner sometimes. Stay strong Dean.

by Anonymousreply 23507/23/2020

I won't be shattered but there are some that would hit me hard. Mostly from the music world because that has given me more pleasure than any other art form. Still crushed about Bowie, Petty and Cash.

Keith Richards

Neil Young

Stevie Nicks

Ann Wilson

Dolly Parton

Jack Nicholson

I'll throw in Faye just because she's in 3 of my most favorite films

by Anonymousreply 23607/23/2020

I'll be really upset when Abraham Lincoln dies. I always wonder what's under that hat. And the beard is sexy.

by Anonymousreply 23707/23/2020

The Dean Martin fan mentioned above can't be too devoted or she'd realize that he's been dead for over 20 years (Xmas day, 1995).

by Anonymousreply 23807/23/2020

R238 Well it has been quite awhile since he’s been seen at dinner then.

by Anonymousreply 23907/23/2020

Who is going to break this news to my mother? Dino Martin didn't die in 1997, he was friendly and alive just a few years ago at Da Vinci's in BH. He looked like an old basset hound but was charming to my mom and me. We talked for a good ten minutes. All very surface comments on both sides, he didn't look well. He ate dinner there often. He was alone that night in 2016, but we saw him again a few years later with Elke Somers. They laughed it up. My mom was kind of sad I think. When did he die? It would have been recently - he must have been close to 90. She'll be sad. Mom is 71 now herself. Dean Martin gave her a lot of pleasure.

by Anonymousreply 24007/23/2020

Oh man, pretending that deceased people are still alive and living people have passed away is starting to get annoying. Not funny.

by Anonymousreply 24107/23/2020

Ancient fags wailing about how 'shattered' they'll be when Faye Dunaway and Bobby Dylan kick it are much more annoying R241. Two people who've been commercially and physically dead for 25 years. Dean Martin is still alive to my mother and Liza Mary will blow her head off eventually. I wish you peace during your anticipatory grief list making R241. May Jesus visit healing upon your troubled mind this night.

by Anonymousreply 24207/23/2020

My mind isn't troubled but thanks anyways, R242.

by Anonymousreply 24307/23/2020

Oh my gawd I would be wrecked if Obama died. Oprah is a big old dork but her death would make me sad.

by Anonymousreply 24407/23/2020

Not a day goes by that I don't still grieve the loss of Bobby Van.

by Anonymousreply 24507/23/2020

Paul McCartney Carol Burnett Madonna Enya

by Anonymousreply 24607/23/2020

Pia Zadora will be a tough one.

How we misjudged the little mite!

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Angela Lansbury.

Betty White for the fact it will mean all 4 girls will be gone, she's the last connection.

by Anonymousreply 24807/24/2020

Neil Young

by Anonymousreply 24907/24/2020

I can’t believe I just thought of him but Michael Palin. What a dear, hilarious man.

by Anonymousreply 25007/24/2020

The Sun. Yeah. Because, like, the Sun is a star. And if it dies, we're all fucked. So shattered would be about right.

by Anonymousreply 25107/24/2020

R241 Oprah is a great American success story: abused, molested, poor black girl becomes billionaire. I haven’t watched her show in decades but I will be unashamedly, incredibly sad when she passes.

by Anonymousreply 25207/24/2020

R232 - Another vote for Sean Connery, should have been on my list!


by Anonymousreply 25307/24/2020

Definitely Madonna. Her death will garner a week long news cycle. And several others already mentioned, such as Bernadette, Patti, Dolly, Cher, Clooney, Pitt, etc.

I think when celebrities we "like" die it reminds us of our own mortality and the little piece of ourselves and our own lives that we've lost with their death.

by Anonymousreply 25407/24/2020

[quote]Definitely Madonna. Her death will garner a week long news cycle.

Which is the only reason I hope I go first.

by Anonymousreply 25507/24/2020

No way will Peters or LuPone get a week long news cycle - at Broadwayworld, maybe, nowhere else.

by Anonymousreply 25607/24/2020

Stephen Sondheim. I will be absolutely shattered....

by Anonymousreply 25707/24/2020

R242 is a bitter pill indeed

by Anonymousreply 25807/24/2020

The Sun.

by Anonymousreply 25907/24/2020

R252, you're right about Oprah. I'll definitely mourn her, even though she got much too "Jesus-ey" for me toward the end.

The Madonna hate on DL is so ridiculous.

by Anonymousreply 26007/24/2020

[quote]R258 [R242] is a bitter pill indeed.

R242 is a little homosexual boy.

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When Ms. Ross goes to that big stage in the sky I will burn my prayer candle in her honor

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Catherine O'Hara

by Anonymousreply 26307/24/2020

R263 Well one day she will go with the wind, so brace yourself.

by Anonymousreply 26407/24/2020

Such little mourning for Oprah and you queens grew up watching her everyday. I’m sure she’s one of those who would be on the news cycle everywhere like Princess D and people would cry and say how she changed their life

by Anonymousreply 26507/24/2020

Julia Roberts

by Anonymousreply 26607/24/2020

Remember, no one mourns the wicked.

by Anonymousreply 26707/24/2020

R265 maybe a couple of days but in now way will old Oprah's death get huge attention like Diana's.

by Anonymousreply 26807/24/2020

[quote] When Ms. Ross goes to that big stage in the sky I will burn my prayer candle in her honor


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Stepford will miss Ms. Ross, too.

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by Anonymousreply 27007/24/2020

Nobody's death will shatter me. (Talking about celebrities.)

by Anonymousreply 27107/24/2020

Kim Kardashian

by Anonymousreply 27207/24/2020

only if you are any where near her giant diaper ass when she drops dead r272

by Anonymousreply 27307/24/2020

Kim Khardasian is a ABDLer?

by Anonymousreply 27407/24/2020

[QUOTE] I’ll probably be messed up for days when Morgan Freeman dies.

good heavens why, Mary?

by Anonymousreply 27507/24/2020

R268 Diana's death was huge cause she was relatively young and because of the way she died. What does she mean to anyone outside of UK? Royal family probably doesn't mean anything to half of the UK either these days. It's only the DL that is obsessed with them for some reason. Oprah meant a lot more to a lot more people

by Anonymousreply 27607/24/2020

I wonder why Kim would marry an indebted nutcase like Kanye West.

by Anonymousreply 27707/24/2020

Are you kidding? The Royal Family is bigger outside of the UK.

by Anonymousreply 27807/24/2020

I will be tough seeing the remaining icons from the 60's/70's die.

Crosby, Young, Stills, Nash Joni Mitchell Bob Dylan Rolling Stones Beatles


by Anonymousreply 27907/24/2020

R278 Where? I would have no idea who any of them are or what their names are if it wasn't for million threads here.

by Anonymousreply 28007/24/2020

Just wait until the IG, Youtubers and TikTok stars start dying off, you will see digital grief like none other.

by Anonymousreply 28107/24/2020

R268 why does she continue to fill stadiums like a rock star. Trust me peoples reality would be shaken if Oprah died her contribution to the culture through her show and new age garbage has been huge.

There are people who seem like they’ll always be there and like the space that they occupy cannot be filled by another human being..they’re irreplaceable. Oprah never had children because in some way, the people that tuned into her everyday were her children.

She represents success at such a high level just the fact that she supposedly did that show every damn day for 25 years without a sick day is remarkable. She really does represent making it from nothing and excellence. She’s from that generation where if you were a woman and black, and you made it, you held onto that success and guarded it like forever!

Now if she falls from public grace in a major way, like Whitney style or Britney style, and public perception changes, then people will care less.

by Anonymousreply 28207/24/2020

I will be sad when Betty White dies. I know she's old, but she is dear.

by Anonymousreply 28307/24/2020

G. I'm serious. I'll have to find somebody else to pick on which won't be easy as G. is such as easy target.

by Anonymousreply 28407/24/2020

I just want to live long enough to dance on Trump's grave.

by Anonymousreply 28507/24/2020

Barack Obama. Just thinking about it hurts!

by Anonymousreply 28607/24/2020

I was just about to ask, is Obama a "star"? Because if so, him.

by Anonymousreply 28707/24/2020

[quote]When Regis died and Kathy Lee Gifford sang Danny Boy at his funeral - I gained a whole new respect for her. Of course Kelly wasn't there.

Well R110. Regis Philbin has actually died. You caused it by joking about his death. I hope you're proud of yourself.

by Anonymousreply 28807/25/2020

You're a heartless bastard, R110.

by Anonymousreply 28907/25/2020


Annie Lennox

Kate Bush

Stephen Colbert

Ian McKellan

Sandra Bullock

Brad Pitt

George Clooney

Keanu Reeves

Julia Roberts


by Anonymousreply 29007/25/2020

I am old but I just don't get the angst when anyone old dies, star or not, that is what is suppose to happen. When someone young dies that is sad because there could have been so much more. Your body deteriorates as you get older, death is a release from the pain and suffering. Like the person who makes a complete fool of themselves at a funeral with their over displays of grief some of you are over doing it.

by Anonymousreply 29107/25/2020

Would you say you have a dense social network, r291?

by Anonymousreply 29207/25/2020

[quote]When someone young dies that is sad....

Some young people are evil. They spread covid and kill off middle-aged and elderly people who still want to live.

by Anonymousreply 29307/25/2020

Let's joke about your death, R110, and see what happens.

by Anonymousreply 29407/25/2020

Is there a frau convention that's found its way to DL?

by Anonymousreply 29507/25/2020

Poor R111

by Anonymousreply 29607/25/2020

OP Why? Are you on intimate terms with Mr. Freeman?

by Anonymousreply 29707/25/2020

Robert De Niro

by Anonymousreply 29807/25/2020

David Letterman

by Anonymousreply 29907/25/2020

Letterman is a "star"?

by Anonymousreply 30007/25/2020

Letterman is a much bigger star than Regus Philban.

by Anonymousreply 30107/25/2020

I don't know about SHATTERED, but I am surprisingly more upset by Lady Red Couture's death than Regis Philbin's.

I shed a tear, even.

by Anonymousreply 30207/25/2020

Lady Red died?

Holy shit. Johnny must be a mess.

Didn't know she was sick, what happened 302?

by Anonymousreply 30307/26/2020

Don't worry. You will probably die before your favorite star

by Anonymousreply 30407/26/2020

Well I hope you’re happy, this thread has killed Regis and Olivia already, how many others will die from your insolence?

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by Anonymousreply 30607/26/2020

I have told you the truth that came to pass, within a matter of days. I was criticized for it though I am a psychic posting from the future. So don't be surprised when Liza Mary blows her head off in a few days. Or if you seen Dean Martin being helped to his favorite table. I can only help so many of you - as many who are saved, that many more shall drown.

by Anonymousreply 30707/26/2020

Stevie Nicks

by Anonymousreply 30807/26/2020

Dammit. I thought R305 was joking about Olivia's death. Oh well, at 104, she probably had a lot of health problems and was tired of life.

by Anonymousreply 30907/26/2020

[QUOTE] Well I hope you’re happy, this thread has killed Regis and Olivia already, how many others will die from your insolence?

Oh God, what have I done?

by Anonymousreply 31007/26/2020

I'm fine with it.

by Anonymousreply 31107/26/2020

On a More Serious Note: I will be devastated, shattered, destroyed, totally distraught when Madam Speaker Pelosi crosses over. I can't even imagine a world without her. She has become my North Star.

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by Anonymousreply 31307/27/2020

Tori Spelling

by Anonymousreply 31407/27/2020

I wonder what Tori gets in the will when Candi kicks the bucket.

by Anonymousreply 31507/27/2020

Of course the OP picks a black man. Fuck off, another race bait thread.

by Anonymousreply 31607/27/2020

over 300 replies and no mention of yours truly??? Fuckers.

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Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks

by Anonymousreply 31807/27/2020

Stevie. Debbie Harry. Cher. The ones from my youth.

Lucy and later David Cassidy and Davey Jones both hit hard. Donna Summer too.

by Anonymousreply 31907/27/2020

When Donald Trump dies, I will explode and turn into a huge burst of confetti and shower the world with JOY beyond imagining. He is the AntiChrist that Nostradamus foretold.

by Anonymousreply 32007/28/2020

How are the Olivia and Reg people doing? Have you been able to pick yourselves up after the shattering?

by Anonymousreply 32107/28/2020

I want all the good people to live forever and all the evil people to die.

by Anonymousreply 32207/28/2020

R321 and R322, did you rejoice at the death of Osama bin Laden or just shrug your shoulders? There hasn't been any actor, musician or other celebrity whose death has affected you, eg. Kurt Cobain, Heath Ledger, Princess Di?

by Anonymousreply 32307/28/2020

I'm still sad when I think of Prince and Robin Williams. Especially Robin because of the emotional turmoil he must have felt.

I was heartbroken after Farrah. Her special on cancer had just aired, and while I knew it was coming my heart broke for her. I wish she lived long enough to castrate Ryan.

Dolly and Willie, I just dread it.

Kate Jackson, especially if she doesn't get herself together first. I'll probably have to start talking about her all weekend rather than just Fridays.

by Anonymousreply 32407/28/2020

hey. I was delighted when Obama took Osama bin Laden out. I cheered and screamed along with everyone else. I was crushed when Heath died. Felt really bad. Felt the shock and the sadness of Princess Diana, too. Didn't know much about Cobain. But WTF is your point. I think this thread is about future deaths not past ones.

by Anonymousreply 32507/28/2020

I will only celebrate Donald Trump's demise if he is sufficiently humiliated first. I don't want him to go quickly and without suffering. He needs to pay for what he's done.

Obama and Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be shattering, especially because the deplorables will be doing their best to tarnish their legacies.

I want Obama to live a very very long time.

by Anonymousreply 32607/28/2020

What is my point, R325? I'm criticising R321 and R322, who are mocking people who are affected by the death of celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 32707/28/2020

James Spader

President Obama

Mrs. Obama

Daniel Craig

Stevie Wonder

Mary Wilson

John Sebastian

by Anonymousreply 32807/28/2020

Alpha Centauri

by Anonymousreply 32907/28/2020

Several I will mourn but Karla Bonoff just might leave me shattered.

by Anonymousreply 33007/28/2020

Susan Dey

by Anonymousreply 33107/28/2020

Jean Smart

by Anonymousreply 33207/28/2020

Parker Stevenson

Richard Benjamin

Mel Brooks

Dick Van Dyke

by Anonymousreply 33307/28/2020

I think Mel’s going for the actual 2,000 year old man title.

by Anonymousreply 33407/28/2020

R331 When Ms Dey dies, I will be deliberate in my choice to not comment.

by Anonymousreply 33507/28/2020

R324 "Kate Jackson, especially if she doesn't get herself together first. I'll probably have to start talking about her all weekend rather than just Fridays." Absolutely!

by Anonymousreply 33607/29/2020

Jerry Seinfeld

by Anonymousreply 33708/01/2020

I'll feel weird when Queen Elizabeth dies. She's been this presence my whole life, even though I'm American. I can't think of a movie star or music star I really feel so connected to that I'll be truly sad when they die. It might be weird to live in a world without Bruce Springsteen, maybe just because Born to Run was the first record I bought, but I don't think it's anything like the fact that Queen Elizabeth has been a world figure my entire life.

by Anonymousreply 33808/01/2020

Abby Lee Miller

by Anonymousreply 33908/01/2020

I'm afraid to list mine, since at least two of the people listed in this thread have recently passed.

by Anonymousreply 34008/01/2020

Paul McCartney

by Anonymousreply 34108/01/2020

Delta Burke

by Anonymousreply 34208/01/2020

[quote] I wonder what Tori gets in the will when Candi kicks the bucket.

The funeral bill.

by Anonymousreply 34308/01/2020

^ True. Candi was a gold digger but she disapproves of male gold diggers like Dean.

by Anonymousreply 34408/01/2020

[quote]R319 Lucy and later David Cassidy and Davey Jones both hit hard.


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